Santa Maria is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. With a 2020 population of 111,737, it is the 62nd largest city in California and the 297th largest city in the United States. Santa Maria is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 1.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 109,707 in 2020. Spanning over 23 miles, Santa Maria has a population density of 4,899 people per square mile.
The average household income in Santa Maria is $76,951 with a poverty rate of 12.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,475 per month, and the median house value is $359,700. The median age in Santa Maria is 29.3 years, 29.2 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santa Mariawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.22%.
34.94% of Santa Maria residents speak only English, while 65.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.18% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Maria is Multiple, with 14.57% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Maria is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.01%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Santa Maria
66.06% of Santa Maria residents were born in the United States, with 56.93% having been born in California. 24.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.